Mount Alvernia High School, Newton, Massachusetts

Kaitlin  Ambrogio

I have always admired Georgia O’Keeffe’s floral paintings. I like her style of big, bold flowers, created by electric colors. Her paintings inspired me to copy four of her pictures and transform them into relief sculptures for my senior art thesis. Canvas board, papier maché, acrylic paints, and wood were used as materials. I created a magenta rose, a pink bleeding heart, a red poppy and a blue iris.

I then mounted them into a wooden frame. By using bold acrylic paints, I caught the electricity and spirit of O’Keeffe’s paintings. From this project I learned to mix colors, to create the shade I desire as well as how to from a relief sculpture. I have gained a deeper respect for Georgia O’Keeffe’s still life painting by working on my senior art thesis. 

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